Switch Price Drops?

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  1. Lukerz
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    Hello there,
    I was looking into a Nintendo switch (I have the money) and was about to buy one when my dad told me I should wait for the price to drop. I'm pretty sure the price won't drop more then $50 during the holidays but my dad said he though we would see drops of upon to $100. I don't think that's gonna happen. But anyway I was wondering if anyone had any educated guesses on when its price will drop. If it soon (less then a year) then guess I'll wait. But if it won't be for a while I'll just get it now. Thanks!
     


  2. Meteor7

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    I think the most we'll see come holiday season are bundles.
     
  3. Lukerz
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    I was going to get the Splatoon bundle but its not coming to the US fort some dumb reason I guess...
     
  4. Futurdreamz

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    I don't think we'll see discounts for a long time. This better be a cheap ploy for him to get you one for your birthday/Christmas.
     
  5. kikongokiller

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    They're so expensive in Australia. I really don't think I'll be able to buy a Switch until they drop in price.
     
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  6. TheKawaiiDesu

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    I don't think a price drop will happen any time soon. The Wii U got a price drop ~1 year after its release, mostly because of its (very) poor sales. The Switch is selling like hotcakes, and hasn't even been out for 3 months. There is no reason for Nintendo to lower the price right now.
     
  7. Saiyan Lusitano

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    Likely during Christmas or around 2018.

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    The WiiU sold like shit and it's still overpriced right now.
     
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    Not expecting any drops this year for the unit itself, but some of the digital games may get a holiday discount... additionally, maybe some bundle will grant you some discount on either hardware, a game or a digital game.
     
  9. fedehda

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    At your current screen. And in heaven
    I bought it for $340 dollars (well, 462 but Amazon refound me those 112 dollars). Here in Argentina you can found it starting from $625.
     
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  10. SnAQ

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    What makes your father so sure it'll drop in price?

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  11. KazoWAR

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    The price wont drop until there are excess systems in warehouses collecting dust since they are not selling.
     
  12. DKB

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    Aren't they barely making a profit on the Switch now? Until they can bring down the production cost of the Switch, we don't that happening until then.
     
  13. kiais

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    Oh they are deff making a profit, they're vague about production for a reason. The whole console probably costs 50$ to manufacture. Don't care hd rumble, or whatever seems to drive out the seemingly priced expenses. Nintendo has deals with various companies but if you want to buy a these individual pieces of hardware it will be at a 1000% percent markup.
     
  14. xtheman

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    Bull, it's been confirmed they are making it at about 257 bucks. They are literally making less then 50 bucks per sale
    http://www.techtimes.com/articles/2...-the-nintendo-switch-cost-to-make-its-257.htm
     
  15. kiais

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    That's not a confirmation, that's an estimate on the (MSRP) market price for the hardware. Nintendo obviously get's them cheaper. 50$ may be exaggerating but it's no more than 100$.
     
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  16. Futurdreamz

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    Yeah, no. The unit prices are already based off the assumption that you're going to buy a fuckton of them. A 75% discount is incredibly unrealistic.
     
  17. SonicCloud

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    Maybe it will drop its price when Christmas comes , since its the time where many people buy things or when Summer Break comes.
    That or if it there hundreds of Switch collecting dust on the stores.
     
  18. Deboog

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    Just import one. They aren't region locked.
     
  19. SonicCloud

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    What about the AC adapter tho
     
  20. Deboog

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    Ah. Good point.